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India at Olympics : List of Medals Won By Indian Athletes

India At Olympics 

India At Olympics

Indian Flag at 2016 Rio Olympic Games

 2016 Rio Summer Olympics officially known as  Games of the XXXI Olympiad is over and has not turned out to be a successful outing for Indian athletes , with many even having the calibre of winning the gold medals getting busted out at the qualification stage itself . After the end of this  extravaganza , India at Olympics earned a mere 2 medals , one in freestyle wrestling(bronze) and the other in Badminton(Silver) and surprisingly both by women .

India’s first participation at the Olympics was in 1900 with a lone participant Norman Pritchard , since then India has taken part in almost every Summer Olympics . India in Olympics comes with a great expectations from the world . India at Olympics is regarded as one of the force to reckon . Indian Athletes have won a total of 28 medals with the National Hockey Team winning the most metals , 11 with 8 being gold medals . In Individual Category , only Abhinav Bindra  has won a gold medal for India . He participated in Men’s 10m Rifle Shooting in 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics .

India at Olympics – Below is a list of athletes from India who have won medals and honours for their country India.

LIST OF Athletes

India at Olympics-INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

MEDAL NAME GAMES SPORT       EVENT
Silver Norman Pritchard 1900 Paris Athletics Men’s 200 metres
Silver Norman Pritchard 1900 Paris Athletics Men’s 200 metre hurdles
Bronze Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav 1952 Helsinki Wrestling Men’s freestyle Bantamweight
Bronze Leander Paes 1996 Atlanta Tennis Men’s singles
Bronze Karnam Malleswari 2000 Sydney Weightlifting Women’s 69 kg
Silver Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore 2004 Athens Shooting Men’s double trap
Gold Abhinav bindra 2008 Beijing Shooting Men’s 10 m Air Rifle
Bronze Vijender Singh 2008 Bejing Boxing Men’s 75 kg
Bronze Sushil Kumar 2008 Bejing Wrestling Men’s 66 kg Freestyle
Silver Vijay Kumar 2012 London Shooting Men’s 25 Rapid Fire pistol
Silver Sushil Kumar 2012 London Wrestling Men’s 66 kg Freestyle
Bronze Saina Nehwal 2012 London Badminton Women’s singles
Bronze Mary Kom 2012 London Boxing Women’s flyweight
Bronze Gagan Narang 2012 London Shooting Men’s 10 m Air Rifle
Bronze Yogeshwar Dutt 2012 London Wrestling Men’s 60 kg Freestyle
Silver PV Sindhu 2016

Rio

Badminton Women’s Single
Bronze Sakshi Malik 2016

Rio

Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 58 kg

 

India At Olympics-TEAM EVENTS

MEDAL TEAM GAMES SPORT EVENT
Gold National team 1928 Amsterdam Field hockey Men’s competition
Gold National team 1932 Los Angeles Field hockey Men’s competition
Gold National team 1936 Berlin Field hockey Men’s competition
Gold National team 1948 London Field hockey Men’s competition
Gold National team 1952 Helsinki Field hockey Men’s competition
Gold National team 1956 Melbourne Field hockey Men’s competition
Silver National team 1960 Rome Field hockey Men’s competition
Gold National team 1964 Tokyo Field hockey Men’s competition
Bronze National team 1968 Mexico Field hockey Men’s competition
Bronze National team 1972 Munich Field hockey Men’s competition
Gold National team 1980 Moscow Field hockey Men’s competition

 

India at Olympics

Shakshi Malik and PV Sindhu

We hope that the Indians perform much better in the coming Olympics because with a nation of 1.5 billion population the world expects more and more by its countrymen . And to mention we are proud of our to women athletes for breaking the shackles and earning a prestigious medal each for our country .

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